Okay, it’s the day before Father’s Day and you still don’t have a gift. Sure, you could run out and hunt down a limited edition bottle of bourbon (and we’ve got a list of seven new ones here), but wouldn’t it be easier if you could just get Dad a gift while you were sitting on your couch? Some of these ideas keep giving all year round, and others are an experience you and your dad can share. But either way, relax and rest assured, cause we’ve rounded up a list of five last-minute gifts that the whiskey loving father figure in your life will really want.
1. A Subscription to Bespoke Post Boxes
As the name would suggest, these boxes are completely bespoke – customizable to the extreme, with gifts that include barware and cocktail accessories, cigars or smoking gear, and gourmet eats. Or, go for a one time box to get dad started. Our pick? The Aged Cocktail Kit, with a charred white oak stave (yes, just a like a bit of bourbon barrel), that will transform the taste of your favorite drink over time. Answer their preference questions and get signed up here for just $45 a month.
2. A Membership to the Bourbon Club at Justins’ House of Bourbon
If your dad has an always-expanding collection of whiskey and an adventurous palate, treat him to a few months worth of high-end bottles. Each month of membership gets you two bottles of allocated or single barrel bourbon personally selected by the team at Justins’ House of Bourbon. Previous months’ options have included Old Carter Bourbon Batch 2, one of the first ever Pinhook barrel picks, and more. Treat your dad for $200 a month by clicking here or calling 859-317-8609.
3. A Subscription to Southern Cigar Co.
Does your dad like a smoke with his sips? Southern Cigar Co. packages arrive with four different cigars each month, and your first month comes with a torch and cutter to get you started. The packages are accompanied by an informational card to let you know the origins, flavors, and more of each cigar, making it easy to pair with your favorite whiskey. Click here to see subscription options starting at just $36/month.
4. Tickets to The 2020 Bourbon Classic Top Shelf Tasting
Get your Pappy a taste of Pappy at next year’s Bourbon Classic! Tickets just went on sale this week, but with the Top Shelf tasting always selling out, its never too soon to snap yours up. A line up of Van Winkle pours with a progressive food pairing make for a exclusive culinary experience you won’t forget. Make some amazing bourbon memories with your dad for $245/person.
5. A Membership in Williams-Sonoma Cheese of the Month Club
Bourbon and cheese are a perfect match! We’ve given you plenty of tips on how to craft a cheese and bourbon pairing or how to build your own charcuterie board, now give dad the supplies to make it happen. This monthly membership comes with over four pounds of cheese in each box, delivered chilled to your door. Sign dad up for three months now for $160.
Bonus Idea – A Subscription to The Bourbon Review Magazine
Okay, we’re obviously biased. But really, we think your dad delivers to have the best of bourbon news, art, and interviews delivered to his door on a quarterly schedule. Click here for a year’s subscription to the world’s first magazine devoted entirely to bourbon for around $17.